Freshly Made Sketches #57

My favorite paper line, Dakota, has been neglected lately with my rush of Halloween and Christmas cards.  I am certain you will be seeing some rustic Christmas cards in the future though! Dakota was the perfect fit for the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love the clean lines of this sketch.  I layered my paper, cut out my decorative shapes with the Artiste cartridge, stamped with a coordinating image and added a bow knot for the finishing touch.  Super clean card with a western flair!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
D1525 Casual Expressions
G1047 Dakota WOTG Kit
Z2505 Basics Pigment Inks
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Z2411 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Markers
Z2425 Olive Exclusive Inks Markers
Z1754 Black & Grey Sparkles
Retired Black Grosgrain Ribbon

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments-Bows or Ribbon
Creative Craft-Three of Something
One Stop Craft-Heat Embossing
Southern Girls-Tie a Ribbon Around It
Through the Craftroom Door-Anything Goes

Be sure and stop by Freshly Made Sketches to see the other DT creations!


  1. Fabulous card. I love each and every Dakota card you've created so far, Miss Allisa. :)

  2. OMG this is gorgeous. I have never seen this paper but I can see why you love it. Just beautiful!

  3. Wonderful and beautiful card! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Tie A Ribbon Challenge at Southern Girls!

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  4. This is such a wonderful CAS design! Love the papers, the die cuts, colors, and sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Great rustic card, Allisa, but AACCKK! Where is the burlap??!!

    (Thanks for your sweet congrats!)

  6. I love your take on this week's sketch and that dsp is fabulous! Clean and simple done with a western flair - so fun.

  7. Love this, Allisa. Those papers are just gorgeous and perfect for this challenge that can let them shine.

  8. Gorgeous card hun :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges x

  9. What a beautiful card Allisa! I love this paper - makes me want to break out my cowboy boots!

  10. oh gosh,this is just gorgeous love the papers,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge hugs Cheryl xxxxxx

  11. Wov, what a beautiful card! Simply gorgeus! I like all you done!!!
    Thank you for playing in our challenge OSCC,
    Hugs :-))

  12. Beautiful combination of papers. Love the bold sentiment type and framing. x

  13. I love the country look of this card! Bandanna and barnboard are a perfect match!

  14. Hi Allisa! I love those papers! And I love your card!

  15. Fabulous card .. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  16. A simple but wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

  17. What a wonderfully clean card with a country feel! I love this paper!

  18. Oh this is really beautiful Allisa - love those DSPs and the sentiment is fabulous!

  19. Simply awesome Alissa ... these papers certainly make a simple design pop right off the page ... fabulous as always!

  20. Beautiful card, Alissa! Prime example of how visually interesting CAS design can be with the use of space and color. I would love to see this in our CAS challenge this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Creations such as yours help allay the fear some have of CAS Design. Hope to see you there.
    Chana, Founder

  21. Gorgeous!!! Love how you've used the wood patterned paper for this clean, elegant design!


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